posted on Jan, 30 2015 @ 02:49 AM
Although many remain blissfully ignorant on this subject, more and more people are becoming aware of it and it’s ramifications. I suspect this will
continue as AI advances. Eventually it will come to a head. Unfortunately, “eventually” may be too late. This, along with a couple other
technologies, is advancing at an alarming rate. Although I find it thoroughly fascinating and have been following it for many years, I have no problem
understanding the dark side that could inevitably come to be. In our frenzy to create a machine intelligence equal to or greater than our own, it will
be difficult, if not impossible, to implement adequate controls and prevent it from establishing it’s own place in the pecking order.
There are those, like Ray Kurzweil (futurist and current chief engineer at Google) and the Transhumanists, who share a very positive outlook on the
development of these technologies. The idea being that humanity, or an offshoot, will rapidly advance alongside our machine brothers and sisters. Many
will ultimately become a hybrid species, possessing not only physical superiority over unenhanced humans, but also extended life and an augmented
intelligence equal to the machines we’ve created. It’s a nobrainer that from here on humanity, as we know it, would be facing extinction. In this
scenario the machines will not have to destroy us; we will do that ourselves, as we join the machines in their world.
Frankly, I don’t know if this will be a good or bad thing. I just know it’s in the cards and hope for the best. It’s not like we can just stop
the advancement of technology and take a timeout. We’re on a train screaming down the mountainside; I just hope we somehow find a way to keep it
Now, I know that sounds kinda wild and out there, but the fact is, it’s not. I didn’t get those ideas out of science fiction novels. Everything
I’ve mentioned is very well documented from completely legitimate scientific and technology industry sources. I could list many of them, but
they’re countless and you can Google it yourself if you’re interested. I’ve posted to a number of threads on this topic, and so I’m starting
to feel like a broken record.
Great thread, neoholographic
PS: Once superintelligent machines realize who it is we’ve elected as our leaders, our ass is toast!!
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